Hey YA Readers!
After a strong start of the month with reading, I have been unable to get myself to pick up a book in what feels like forever (it’s been a week, tops). The book I’m reading is great but my energy and capacity to focus on anything greater than a 60 second TikTok is shot. Here’s your reminder that if you’re in this same place–whether that’s right now, has happened before, or will happen in the future–that’s normal. You’re still a reader and a book lover.
Let’s take a look at this week’s YA paperback releases and book news.
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Welcome to paperback releases out this week. It is a very white list, both below and in the larger roundup. You can grab the full list of paperback books out this week over here!
Note that you may need to toggle to the paperback edition from the link.
The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould
There is something Not Great happening in Snakebite, Oregon, and when Logan arrives with her dads to town to film for their paranormal reality show, she’s feeling that sense of Not Great, too. No one in Snakebite is excited to be part of this show, but when the girl who has been haunted by her dead boyfriend’s ghost teams up with Logan to solve the mystery of what’s happening, a whole box of secrets about the town and its history opens.
Queer girls + ghosts + Riverdale vibes + paranormal investigator show? I’m all in.
Your Life Has Been Delayed by Michelle I. Mason
Jenny’s coming back home to St Louis after visiting her grandparents in New York City, and she’s excited about her senior year. Too bad her plane went “missing,” and reappeared 25 years later. Now, Jenny’s missed everything in those 25 years and has to figure out a way to move forward to build a life she never anticipated.
Time travel to the future? This one sounds intriguing!
YA Book News
- The showrunners for Vampire Academy on how they hope to get the beloved series right in the new adaptation.
- Books by Latine authors for your TBR (several YA titles here!).
- This is YA adjacent, but especially for those of us who are elder millennials and beyond, this piece on the Trapper Keeper generation will stir some nostalgia. My only memories of Trapper Keepers include the commercials and the school supply lists with bold warnings of no Trapper Keepers.
- The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes film will release November 17.
- The National Book Award longlists are here, including a stellar slate of titles for the Young People’s Literature category.
- And here are the Ignyte Awards winners, including for best YA novel.